AU making plans to rescue trees, backup plans for replacement
by AnnistonStar
 Around the State
Feb 18, 2011 | 1255 views |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Gary Keever isn’t ready to pull the plug on the poisoned, historic live oak trees at Toomer’s Corner. But the Auburn University professor of horticulture has a backup plan, just in case.

“We’ve had offers from people in Florida and Birmingham that plant huge trees,” Keever told the Opelika-Auburn News following a Thursday morning press conference on the lawn of Samford Hall regarding the possibility of transplanting adult oaks. “Once everything cranks up – it could happen within a matter of weeks. It’s done all of the time.

Read the full story from The Opelika-Auburn News.

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